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Laureate Award for Excellence in Robotic Engineering

LAUREATE NETWORK OFFICE


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS EXPERIENCES
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A


PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void in
Quebec; void outside Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Peoples Republic of China, Costa Rica, Cyprus,
Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
the United Kingdom, and the United States; and void where prohibited by law; subject to all federal, state,
local, provincial, territorial and municipal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

OBJECTIVE: This third edition of the Laureate Award for Excellence in Robotic Engineering is a
contest for undergraduate students enrolled in Laureate International Universities whose purpose is to
develop a prototype to create an intelligent device, such as a robot (device), with an electro-mechanical
system, which shall be able to do some or all of the following:
1. be mobile,
2. operate a mechanical linkage,
3. sense and manipulate its environment,
4. generally exhibit the intelligent behavior of an interactive device

Consistent with this years theme, Laureate Rescue Robot, the mission for the device is to find victims,
determine their situation, state, and location, and report findings. The prototype of the device must
demonstrate mobility capabilities and mobile manipulation, indicate location and mapping, interface with
operator. Prototype needs to demonstrate capability to respond for emergencies.

ELIGIBILITY: The Laureate Award for Excellence in Robotic Engineering (Contest) is open to
project teams (Teams), of undergraduate students of up to a maximum of four (4) members, including a
Team Leader (Leader). Teams are encouraged to be comprised of interdisciplinary students,
representing diverse backgrounds. Team members must meet the following requirements:

MUST be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of
permanent legal residence, whichever is greater, as of August 1, 2015.
MUST be a legal resident of at least one (1) of the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile,
the Peoples Republic of China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, India,
Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama,
Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the
United States.
As of August 1, 2015, MUST be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a Laureate
Education, Inc. (Sponsor) university, college, or other institution of learning in one (1) of the
countries listed immediately above, and remain enrolled during the entire Contest Period (as
defined below).
MUST NOT be an employee, officer, or director of Sponsor or any of its subsidiaries, affiliated
companies, agents, representatives, distributors, partners, legal counsel, and advertising, web site
or web design, Contest, marketing and fulfillment agencies, or promotional agencies involved in
the administration, development and execution of this Contest, or a member of the immediate
families (children, spouses, parents, siblings, regardless of where they live) and those living in
their same households (whether related or not) of such an employee, officer, or director.

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MUST be a student of a Laureate International University institution that has elected to take part
in the Contest (Local Institution) and the Local Institution MUST approve entry of the Team into
the Contest. For a list of Local Institutions, see http://www.laureate.net/OurNetwork.
Each participating Local Institution will designate a local selection committee responsible of
evaluating the received entry forms and selecting one (1) project to represent the home institution
in the contest. Every project submitted by each local selection committee will be evaluated by the
Internal Committee, as detailed below.
Each Team must be coached and supervised by a faculty member selected by the Local
Institution. As of August 1, 2015, any Teams faculty member participate MUST be a part-time
or full-time employee in a Sponsor university, college, or other institution of learning in one (1)
of the countries listed above, and remain employed during the entire Contest Period (as defined
below).

Participation constitutes all entrants full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to
Sponsors decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is
contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility
of entrants and/or winners.

CONTEST SCOPE AND PERIOD: The Contest consists of; (1) a Phase I Conceptual Design and
Project Proposal (Proposal), in which the Team shall develop and submit the project scope, business
plan and budget, project team members, timetable and work schedule, device functionality and design
including equipment, electronics and CAD design, safety and security features, device dimensions and
weight, and any other features and; (2) a Phase II Intelligent Device (Device) to create an intelligent
host robot, in which the team shall develop and present the process of developing the Device. All
documentation and videos must be submitted in English. Phase I ends at 5 PM EDT on November 24th
2015. Announcement of finalists to move on to Contest Phase II Intelligent Device is scheduled for
November 27th 2015. Finalist Teams will have until April 22nd 2016 to create the device and submit
presentations and video.

Finalist teams will present at Final Event at Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) on May 3rd and 4th
2016, with judging on May 5th 2016. During the Final Event, Finalist Teams must stay at the location
designated by the organizing committee. The final event should only be attended by faculty members and
students of the finalist teams. NO RELATIVES, FRIENDS OR ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMEBERS
ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND. Finalists will receive a welcome package prior to the event including
logistics, schedule, and layout for the demo site.

The winning Team will be invited to attend and present the device in-person to Laureate Executives and
Academic Leaders in a plenary session at the Laureate Leadership Summit in Chicago, Illinois, an event
that will take place on June 19th 23rd, 2016. Sponsors computer is the official time keeping device for
this Contest. You may access a world time database to determine local time.

Dress code for both events are as follows: Male business suit (pants, business shirt, tie and jacket), and
Female business suit (pants, skirt or dress, business shirt and jacket). During working hours business code
is business casual.

TIMELINE:
Deadline Action
October 9th, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT Team Leader Submits Entry Form
Local Institutions Submit Phase I Proposals (one per
November 13th, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT institution) to compete for Finalist Positions

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Sponsor Announces Six (6) Finalists to move to
November 27th, 2015 Phase II
Team Leader Submits Phase II Video and
April 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT Presentation
May 3rd-5th, 2016 Finalists Participate in Event at UVM Mexico
May 5th, 2016 Sponsor Announces Winning Team

SPONSOR: Laureate Education, Inc., 650 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4382.

CONTEST ENTRY AND DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: All entries must be submitted by the
Team Leader. To enter, (1) complete and submit the entry form from Appendix A, which includes
providing the name of the project; the name and acronym of the Laureate Education, Inc. institution and
campus (campus name is recommended but optional) in which students are enrolled; the professors
name, last name and email address; the Leaders first and last name; the Leaders email address; the first
and last name of other Team members (if any) and email address; and (2) agree to these Official Rules
and other terms and conditions set forth on the entry form by signing on page 11. Limit: One (1) entry
per Team, during the Contest Period. ALL ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER
THAN OCTOBER 9th 2015 at 5 PM EDT. All information must be submitted to Laureate Network Office
at contest@laureate.net.

Sponsor is NOT responsible for; (1) costs associated with entry and participation in this Contest; (2) the
hardware and software from robotic labs or any other tool used by the Team during the development of
Proposal and Device (e.g. hand tools such as screw drives, tape measure, allen keys, clamps, wrenches,
files, socket set, wire strippers, hacksaw, multi-meter, pliers, soldering iron, calipers; or power tools such
as drills, lathe, jig saw, mill, Dremel, bandsaw, machine tools, drill press); (3) shipping, handling or
delivering of devices, tools, or any other material, or; (4) travel expenses and logistics (i.e. visa process)
to participate in Final Event at Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM). Such expenses and logistics
are the responsibility of the Local Institution or Team. Local Institution may provide the necessary
support for visa applications. Local Institutions can, at their sole discretion, determine the number of team
members to attend the Final Event. Attendance of the Team Leader and faculty member coach at the Final
Event is required for project is selected as finalist after Phase I deliberation.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Phase I Proposal submissions MUST be a Word document of six (6) to no more than eight (8) pages
in Arial font, size 12, single space.

Phase II Intelligent Device submissions MUST include both a presentation and a video submission.

Presentations MUST be in the form of a Power Point document of four (4) to six (6) slides.

Video submissions MUST conform to the Video Format Requirements set forth below.

Video Format Requirements:

Video Submissions MUST:

Be a maximum of sixty (60) second or less in length.


Be submitted in one of the following video formats: .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files (typically
supporting h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec); .AVI (Many cameras output
this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM); .MPEGPS (Typically

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supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio); .WMV; and .FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec,
MP3 audio).
Video submissions may be filmed with a handheld video camera, webcam, mobile device or other
appropriate video equipment.
Be no larger than 1 gig.
Be clear and easy to see, hear, and understand.
Preferred dimensions: 640 pixels (width) x 360 pixels (height).
Be in the English language.

Video Content Requirements:

Video Submissions:

MUST be the entrants original idea and work product (modification of someone elses original
work is not an original idea).
MUST NOT copy or otherwise plagiarize from any source.
MUST NOT contain material which is (or promote activities which are), in Sponsors sole
discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic,
inappropriate, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty,
abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual
orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.),
offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person,
place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered
offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic
group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or
appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any
state where the entry is created.
MUST NOT have been submitted previously in a contest of any kind, or previously accepted for
broadcast or publication in any medium, or publicly posted or broadcast in any fashion.
MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes anothers rights, including but not limited
to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes
copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, submissions must not include third-party
trademarks, brand names, logos, insignia, location signage, sculptures, photographs or artwork
except those of Sponsor.
MUST NOT include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production, including but
not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of
any media property, other than material in which the entrant owns any copyrights.
MUST NOT feature music of any kind, except that videos MAY feature music that is originally
written, performed and produced by entrant OR music that is in the public domain; all music
featured in any video submission must be available to publicize and broadcast on a license-free,
no compensation basis.
MUST NOT include third parties or reference to third parties, including but not limited to minors,
celebrities and friends, who have not expressly authorized entrant to display their image, likeness
or voice in any submitted video or otherwise use such image, likeness or voice in accordance with
these Official Rules. Entrant must be able to present signed authorizations from each third party
featured in any submitted materials upon Sponsors request.
MUST be in the English language.

Project scope requires that all devices must:


1. Follow a common set of rules and usage of a standard kit of parts

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2. Use open system architectures, and other tools commonly used for academic purposes at robotics
laboratories at Laureate institutions (i.e. Robotino Festo, Rovio, AIBO, Surveyor SRV-1, Arduino
+ Tamiya, Qfixm, WonderBorg, Respberry-pi, Beaglebone board, TI development board).
3. Be able to operate automatically or manually, through wired or wireless communications, with
real time transmission data.
4. Utilize a combination of robot interaction with external devices (screens, mouse, keyboard, etc.)
to offer extended information and usability of the system.

Pre-built robots or pre-designed kits are not allowed.

DEFINITION OF ROBOT (Device): For Contest purposes, a device is an intelligent device with an
electro-mechanical system, with the ability to do some or all of the following: move around, operate a
mechanical linkage, sense and manipulate their environment, and exhibit intelligent behavior. The size
(length x width x height) of the device can range from a minimum of 30cm x 30cm x 30cm, to a
maximum of 50cm x 50cm x 50cm (or a minimum of 12in x 12in x 12in to maximum 20in x 20in x 20in.
The weight should be no more than 20 kg (44 pounds). The device must:
1. be able to move around unknown environments,
2. have settings for different kinds of terrain (e.g. mud, snow, sand, rocks, gravel, dirt and grass)
3. complete missions against obstacles to find victims.

EXAMPLES OF SCENARIOS: Building collapse due to earthquake; fears of secondary collapses due
to aftershocks;

EXAMPLES OF MISSIONS: Device finds victims and determine their state and location; device
reports back the findings in a map of the building; identification of signs of life from victims (eye charts,
heat, motion, sound, Co2).

EXAMPLES OF LANDSCAPE AND ARENAS: Elevated floors, complex terrains, random maze of
hallways; ramps; stairs; confined spaces; corridors of 60 cm width with sharp turns; victims in the form of
mannequin part of a baby dolls will be placed in the arenas, possibly emitting body heat, crying, or
providing other signs of life.

EXAMPLES OF MEASUREMENT OF ARENA: Hallways or corridors of 60 cm with sharp turns;


triangles (30cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) or squares (30 cm x 30 cm); pipes of 30 cm to 50 cm height.

All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Normal internet access,
phone, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. Bulk, automated and/or
third party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any attempt by any member of the Team to
obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple and/or different identities, registrations, email addresses,
logins, or any other methods will void that member of Teams entries and that members of Team may be
disqualified at Sponsors sole discretion. Each individual may only be a participant on one Team.

SELECTION OF CONTEST WINNERS: Within about two (2) weeks of the end of Phase I Proposal,
all eligible Proposals will be judged by a panel of internal judges (Internal Committee) selected by
Sponsor at its sole discretion. The Judging panel for Phase I will judge each eligible Proposal on the
basis of:
1. Proposal Perspective 20%: The proposal has creativity, originality and clarity; The team shows
mastery in mechanical, electronics, control, programing, industrial design and project
management; The project plan management is showing at least one of these tools: timeline,
GANTT chart or similar; The proposal has drawings, block diagrams, or something else
explaining the project, describing methodologies and processes;

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2. Strategic Perspective 40%: Cleary specify how the proposal design meets the project objectives;
Show a detailed financial and budget allocation explanation;
3. Innovation and Design Perspective 40%: The project is designed and produced specifically for
the competition. The proposal delivers all defined services as part of the DEFINITION OF
ROBOT; The proposal has innovative integration between parts;
In the case of an overall tie for Phase I, the team which scored higher in the Strategic Perspective
category will be judged the winner.

A maximum of six (6) Finalists with highest score based on the judging criteria will move on to Phase II.

The Grand Prize winner will be selected from the Phase II submissions and presentations at the Final
Event. All eligible devices will be judged in Phase II by an external panel of judges (External
Committee) selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Judging criteria and rubric for Phase II will
include:
1. Proposal Perspective 10%: The proposal has Originality and Clarity; The team shows mastery in
mechanical, electronics, control, programing, industrial design and project management; The
project plan management is showing at least one of these tools: timeline, GANTT chart or
similar; The proposal has drawings, block diagrams, or something else explaining the project,
describing methodologies and processes;
2. Strategic Perspective 20%: Cleary specify how the proposal design meets the project objectives;
Show a detailed financial and budget allocation explanation;
3. Innovation and Design Perspective 30%: The project is designed and produced specifically for
the competition. The proposal delivers all defined services as part of the DEFINITION OF
ROBOT; The proposal has innovative integration of parts;
4. Usability and Functionality Perspective and Presentation Evaluation 40%: Functioning during
presentation, device having intelligence and necessary information to operate, showing smart
and/or sensitivity functionality, fitting the purpose of the contest, operating in different
environments, performing according to specifications, showing reliability; Comparison between
the initial proposal and what is delivered; Presentation evaluation will include delivering of
content in terms of quality, audiovisual resources, coordination among team members, time of
presentation, explanation of theories, technical knowledge of the device, synthesizing scope,
respective dress code, the use of adequate language and English proficiency.
In case of an overall tie for Phase II, the team which scored higher in the Usability and Functionality
Perspective category will be judged the winner.

Judging criteria will use the following scale: 1. Very Poor; 2. Poor; 3. Good; 4. Excellent. During
presentation at the final event each team will have 45 minutes to deliver presentation, showcase device
and answer questions formulated by judges on site. The presentation in the conference room and demo
site must be made in English language and will only be attended by the External Committee, Team
members, and the Team faculty coach. The faculty coach may attend and support students during final
event but only students will be permitted to deliver presentations and demo the device.
Final presentations may be part of a LIVE transmission broadcasted throughout the Laureate Network
Office by Laureate LIVE.

The Leader of the potential winning Team will be notified in person and via email within one (1) business
day of being selected. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. If a
potential winning Teams Leader does not respond within 72 hours after the first attempt to notify him/her
that he/she has been selected to receive a prize, or the prize notification is returned as non-deliverable,
that potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and the entrant with the next highest score
based on the Judging Criteria will be selected as an alternate potential winner in his/her place. This
process will continue until a winner is identified.

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Except where prohibited, potential winning Team will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of
Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and Copyright Assignment (Release and Assignment) and other
documentation within 5 days of being notified. If the potential winning Team fails to sign and return any
required documentation within the required time period, or is unavailable to accept the prize within the
time period specified by Sponsor, the potential winning Team will be deemed to have forfeited the prize,
and the entrant with the next highest score based on the Judging Criteria will be selected as an alternate
potential winning Team. Noncompliance with the foregoing or failure to abide by these Official Rules
may result in disqualification and naming of an alternate potential winning Team.

POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS


ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS
NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANTS ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN
VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: A $ 20,000.00 US cash prize to be distributed evenly among all student
members of the winning Team. In addition, a trip to attend the Laureate Leadership Summit (LLS) will
be awarded to two (2) winning team members of the team and its professor who will decide on team
members traveling to the LLS event. Trip consists of a roundtrip coach airfare from the airport nearest to
the winners residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), three (3) days and two (2)
nights double occupancy accommodations for students and single occupancy accommodations for
professor at a four-star hotel in Chicago, Illinois, (to be determined in Sponsors sole discretion); daily
meals as a per diem of $50 US, and admission to the 2016 LLS. Trip is limited to two (2) winning team
members and the faculty member who mentored the team along the contest. NO RELATIVES, FRIENDS
OR ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE LLS. Approximate Retail
Value (ARV) of Grand Prize is $ 20,000.00 US per Team, and travel to attend the Laureate Leadership
Summit in Chicago, Illinois, has an ARV of $ 2,000 US for each Team member and professor. In the
event a winner or professor lives within 250 miles of Chicago, Illinois, Sponsor, in its sole discretion,
may award alternative travel arrangements in lieu of airfare. Sponsor will NOT be responsible for
logistics and/or expenses related to the shipping of the device, materials and any other tools to/from the
location of the LLS. Sponsor will advise Winning Team if device is required to be transported and/or
shipped to LLS event. Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, sponsor the Winning Team to attend and
participate in the 2017 Robocup Competition.

Additional Prize(s): Sponsor may, at its sole discretion and at the recommendation of the Contest judges,
chose to award additional prizes to teams that submit exceptional Designs that meet the Contest criteria
(Runner-up Prize). In the event of a Runner-up Prize, Sponsor shall determine the value of the award.

Prize Restrictions and Conditions: Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and
expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein are the responsibility solely
of winner. Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor
reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace
any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official
Rules is available to be won in the Contest.

Travel restrictions and conditions may apply. Grand Prize winner(s) must coordinate with Sponsor to
book travel, and Sponsor reserves the right to determine airline and flight itinerary at its sole discretion.
Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered except at Sponsors sole and unfettered discretion. No
refunds or credit for changes are allowed, and no refunds or compensation will be made in the event of
cancellation or delay of any flight or any portion of it. All travelers must possess valid travel documents.
Airline carriers regulations and conditions apply. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in

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this Contest, and those set forth by the Sponsors airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger
ticket contract.

Team members may be requested to participate in activities to promote the event on behalf of Laureate
Education Inc. Such activities include, not limited to, interviews, commercials, and social media
interaction during final event at Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) and/or at LLS.

In the event Grand Prize winner(s) engage(s) in behavior during the prize travel that (as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion) is obnoxious, threatening illegal, or which is intended to threaten or harass
any other person, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image, and/or
customer goodwill of Sponsor or any of Sponsors services, products, trademarks, service marks, or
logos, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the stay early with no further obligations or compensation
whatsoever to Grand Prize winner(s). In the event Grand Prize winner(s) engages in behavior during the
stay that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects Grand Prize
winner(s) to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines,
judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by Grand Prize winner(s) as a
result of such conduct. SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES,
DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR
ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF PRIZE
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS(S) ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

During the event, participants will be abide by the regulations of their tourist visa and return home prior
to the expiration date on the visa. Participants are subject to the laws of the country being visited and
agree to abide by those laws.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for; (1) lost, late, incomplete,
damaged, stolen, or misdirected entries, (2) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other
connections, (3)garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems, (4)
computer or software malfunctions or damage to a users computer equipment (software or hardware), (5)
technical failures or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or
otherwise. Proof of submission of entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsors
failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor
is not responsible for theft or damage to any hardware, software and other tools Team will bring to Final
Event at Universidad del Valle de Mexico and to Laureate Leadership Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO


DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR
UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to
disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, the web
site, and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other
person. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole
discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Contest or suspend the Contest to address the
impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official
Rules; or (b) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the
impairment based on the winner selection process described above.

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PUBLICITY, LIABILITY, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASES: Except where
prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrants agree that Sponsor and affiliates, subsidiaries,
representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional
fulfillment and marketing agencies, web site providers, and web masters, and their respective officers,
directors, employees, representatives and agents contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations,
promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, web site providers, and web masters, (the Released
Parties) are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants,
printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2)
technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections
in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the
entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the
Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be
caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or receipt or
use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

EXCEPT WHERE PROHBITED, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE


THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND
SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES,
LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR
DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY,
FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR
PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR IN ANY CONTEST RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING
ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY INTERNET SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY
CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR
MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY
PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR
INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER,
OR TERRORISM. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS
CONTEST, INCLUDING ALL PRIZES AND ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
CONTEST, ARE PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.
CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

PUBLICITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASES: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED


BY LAW, THE WINNER GRANTS TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN
WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND
PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY, THE
RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN
ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, EACH WINNERS NAME, PORTRAIT,
PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISING,
TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR
HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL
CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION SOLELY IN
CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST AND WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO ANY THIRD PARTY
EXCEPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING THE CONTEST AND FULFILLING THE PRIZE

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ALLOCATION. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL OWN THE ENTRIES, WHICH
WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED.

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT AGREES THAT SUCH ENTRY, COMMUNICATIONS


OR SUBMISSIONS, CREATIVE SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS, NOTES, CONCEPTS OR OTHER
MATERIALS (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY AS
SUBMISSION) THAT ENTRANT MAY SUBMIT TO SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS
CONTEST, INCLUDING ALL RIGHTS EMBODIED THEREIN, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE NON-
CONFIDENTIAL, NON-PROPRIETARY AND SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION OF
ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SUBMISSION AND SHALL BE FREE TO EDIT, EXPLOIT,
MODIFY, PUBLISH, REPRODUCE, USE, DISCLOSE, DISSEMINATE AND DISTRIBUTE THE
SUBMISSION TO OTHERS WITHOUT LIMITATION IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA NOW KNOWN
OR NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN PERPETUITY FOR ANY
PURPOSE WITHOUT COMPENSATION, PERMISSION OR NOTIFICATION TO ENTRANT OR
ANY THIRD PARTY.

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT HEREBY GRANTS SPONSOR A ROYALTY FREE,


IRREVOCABLE, AND WORLDWIDE, IN-PERPETUITY LICENSE TO USE THE SUBMISSION IN
ANY FORM OR FORMAT AND TO MODIFY THE SAME FOR USE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND
ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IF SPONSOR DOES USE THE SUBMISSION, ENTRANT
SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY CREDIT, CONSIDERATION, NOTICE OR PAYMENTS OF
ANY KIND. ENTRANT WAIVES ANY MORAL RIGHTS HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO THE
SUBMISSION, AND AGREES THAT IF SPONSOR ELECTS TO USE SUBMISSION FOR ANY
PURPOSE, ALL RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
WHICH MAY RESULT FROM SPONSORS ELECTED USE OF THE ENTRANT'S SUBMISSION
BY SPONSOR SHALL BE THE SOLE PROPERTY OF SPONSOR. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES
THAT IF SPONSOR ELECTS TO USE ENTRANT'S SUBMISSION, ENTRANT WILL EXECUTE
ANY DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY SPONSOR REGARDING THIS LICENSE OR
ASSIGNMENT. IF ANY USE BY SPONSOR OF THE SUBMISSION CAUSES IT TO BE LIABLE
TO ANY THIRD PARTY, ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS,
EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES AND ALL RELATED
PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, COSTS, JUDGMENTS AND
EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES) WHICH IT INCURS AS A RESULT
OF ITS USE OF THE SUBMISSION.

NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP/WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF: Each entrant understands and


acknowledges that Sponsor has wide access to ideas, designs, and other materials, and that new ideas are
constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each entrant also
acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or
each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such
entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsors use of any such similar or
identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not now and shall not
have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with
respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission. Finally, each entrant
acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsors actual or
alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest,
the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient
to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production,
distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Submission or any material based on or allegedly
based on the Submission, and the entrants rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited
to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

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Governing Law; Disputes: This Contest is hosted in the United States, and entry information is
collected on computers in the United States. This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of
Maryland in the United States, and, in accordance with this section, entrant consents to the exclusive
jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Maryland for any disputes arising out of this Contest. To the
extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising
out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort
to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the State of
Maryland; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3)
under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all
rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other
than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise
increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability
of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the
Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland,
without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or
any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the
State of Maryland.

PRIVACY NOTICE: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsors Privacy Policy,
which can be found at http://laureate.net/en/Legal/LegalInformation.aspx.

WINNERS LIST REQUESTS: To access a listing of the winners names, available for at least 90 days
after verification of winner, visit www.global.laureate.net.

Copyright 2015 Laureate Education, Inc. All trademarks and logos used herein are registered
trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

LAUREATE INSTITUTION: _____________________________________________

PROFESSOR NAME AND SIGNATURE: ____________________________________

TEAM LEADER SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: ____________________________________________

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APPENDIX A

LAUREATE NETWORK OFFICE


BEST PRACTICES AND CATEGORY MANAGEMENT

LAUREATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ROBOTIC ENGINEERING


ENTRY FORM

PROJECT NAME: ____________________________

LAUREATE INSTITUTIONS: ____________________________

CAMPUS: ____________________________

PROFESSOR NAME: ___________________________

PROFESSOR EMAIL: ___________________________

PROFESSOR SIGNATURE: ___________________________

TEAM LEADER NAME: ___________________________

TEAM LEADER SIGNATURE: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER NAME: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER NAME: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER NAME: ___________________________

TEAM MEMBER SIGNATURE: ___________________________

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